Greetings from Imperial County!
Eric Natwick, Long Time Advisor Retires
CONGRATULATIONS TO SHANNA!!!!! STAR award winner
Shanna Abatti, 4-H Youth Development Program Representative, UC Cooperative Extension Imperial County
"Shanna moved our local 4-H program into a force to be reconed with in the local community and on the state and national stages. She challenges and mentors youth to be their personal best, is well-respected by leaders, colunteers and staff, and has increased menber ship significantly. Her leadership and innovation has transformed 4-H programming in Imperial County."
Meet our NEW Irrigation and Water Management Advisor
Aliasghar (Ali) Montazar, Ph.D.
Dr. Aliasghar (Ali) Montazar joined UCCE on June 1, 2017 as an Area Irrigation and Water Management Advisor.
Montazar earned a Ph.D. in Irrigation and Drainage from University of Tehran, Iran; a M.S. in Irrigation Structures from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran; and a B.S. in Irrigation Engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran.
Prior to joining UCCE, Montazar was working as a Project Scientist in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis since June 2014. From 2011 to 2014, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources (LAWR), UC Davis. He was formerly an associate professor at the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran. Montazar has more than 15 years of research, extension, teaching, and technical consulting experience and has served in several leadership positions in agricultural water management and irrigation engineering in California and abroad.
Irrigation and water management, measurement and modeling of surface energy balance variables/ET and crop coefficients, irrigation scheduling drainage and water quality, on-farm irrigation system management and evaluation, salinity management and control practices, deficit irrigation, environmental instrumentation and modeling.
Bilingual in language(s) other than English:
Persian & Arabic
Areas of Expertise:
- Conservation and Efficient Use of Water
- Soil, Plant, Water, Nutrient Relationships
- Drainage and Irrigation Systems and Facilities
- Management of Saline and Sodic Soils and Salinity
- Watershed Protection and Management
- Nutrients and Water in Agricultural Landscapes
- Sustainable Food Systems
- Research and Extension Centers
- Water Quality, Quantity, and Security
- Soil and land
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Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series
The latest research-based advice on weathering a drought is now available free online. The UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is working to help farmers cope with the unwelcome outcome of historically low rainfall the last three years. UC scientists, with support from the California Department of Water Resources, have recorded video presentations on high-priority drought webpages.
Each presentation is about one half hour in length and are available at the link below:
The University of California has been extensively involved in research and implementation of water conservation/management strategies throughout the state. A lot is knows about when and how to most effectively use limited water supplies. The links below contain a brief introduction. Additional information is available at UC ANR drought website. http://ciwr.ucanr.edu/California_Drought_Expertise/
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UC Food Blog
Sunpreme raisins a hit at the UC Kearney Grape Day 2017
Posted 8/11/2017 - Excitement over the new Sunpreme raisins was evident at UC Kearney Grape Day Aug. 8, 2017. As soon as the tram stopped, dozens of farmers and other industry professionals rushed over to the vineyard to take a close look and sample the fruit. Raisins...
#Collabatition: A new network of food hubs looks past competition to help each other succeed
Posted 8/10/2017 - In today's food system, large scale food distribution has become the standard way food moves from farm to market. The system works well to feed a lot of people, and has allowed us to eat tomatoes in December and send produce far distances while...
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